Keep your arms and legs inside the car, the Mike Vick experience is about to begin. Not only did Vick mop up for fantasy teams this week, his name was the lone point-getter in the world-famous Chinstrap Ninjas fantasy football contest.
Seven of our astute colleagues chose the latest QB to join the NFL’s MVP talk, including overall points leader Super Friends.
As usual, we’ve got some discussion about our brethren in fantasy arms. If you’re hurtin’ for time, review the standings and post your Week 11 picks in the comments, we won’t mind.
Congratulations to Super Friends, Gridiron Assassins, Roving Kittens, L’Iconnue, 69ers, Stepdads and newcomer Brandon who all chose the Vicktacular one this week.
Nobody scored more than five points, but several of the picks had a big impact on the overall standings. Super Friends’ total increases to 40, but their toughest competition is only 10 points back.
Gridiron Assassins’ five points moved them into a tie for second place overall. Roving Kittens moved into a tie for fourth place with their Vick pick.
This week’s top performers:
I feel dirty about two of my wins this week. Trailing by almost 60 points in one league, I won thanks to our top quarterback this week, Michael Vick. Vick ran for a pair of scores, threw four and had his first 300-yard passing game since before he was jailed. He scored 49 points in standard ESPN leagues and certainly scored more in other formats. Runner up: Tom Brady, 32 points.
Keiland Williams? Yep, we all saw that one coming, especially since Ryan Torain was scheduled to start. Williams scored three touchdowns, two on the ground and one through the air. He also had almost 150 yards from scrimmage to amass 31 fantasy points. Runner up: Fred Jackson, 26 points.
Benefiting from Denver’s early-game onslaught, Dwayne Bowe rode the garbage train to 12 catches for 186 yards and two scores. He scored 30 fantasy points in helping Matt Cassel to an outstanding fantasy performance. Runners up: Roddy White, Mike Wallace (tie), 25 points.
Another one to add to our saw-that-coming list, Rob Gronkowski outscored Anthony Fasano, Kevin Boss and Zach Miller (the other one) in a virtual Who’s That? of fantasy tight ends. Gronkowski only had five catches for 72 yards, but got three of them into the end zone. Runner up: Anthony Fasano, 16 points.
Week 10 picks and results
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The entire NFL universe is eligible. Only the top fantasy quarterback, running back, wide receiver and tight end count each week. Each correct pick at any of the four positions is worth five points (not their weekly fantasy total). Bonus points are awarded for getting more than one pick correct in a week. Weekly points breakdown reminder:
- Get one pick at QB, RB, WR or TE correct = 5 points
- Get two positions in the same week correct = 15 points (two correct choices +5 bonus points)
- Get three positions in the same week correct = 25 points (three correct choices +10 bonus points)
- Pick all four positions correct = 35 points (four correct choices +15 bonus points)
The original article has a more detailed explanation of the scoring/lineups and Week 1′s selection thread.
Week 3 results and Week 4 picks thread (with September’s champion)
Like we said above, make your Week 11 picks in the comments. The race for November and the overall points title is still on.
Good luck to all.